What has been the most exciting project of the last twelve months?
The pop-up Netflix event in Manchester probably tops the list. On a personal level, it was great to work within a larger team of experienced set builders, and the end result looked great, with silver birch trees and old-school American bikes.
What skills are essential to your job?
Being adaptable, solving problems and building quickly, carrying large objects without destroying anything, knowing how to pack a van.
Do you run any self-initiated projects alongside your job?
Alongside working for Lord Whitney I am an artist based in a brilliant but freezing studio called Assembly house in Leeds. Making art is my priority, and to be honest, the main reason I’m in Leeds. I can afford a studio and time to push my own stuff. My work-life balance is constantly changing, but I am getting better at putting my art first.
What tools do you use most for your work?
A drill, screws and tape measures are never too far away, a nail gun, the guided rail saw and chop saw, also need to be close at hand. I also couldn't do without masking tape, paint, rollers, Stanley knives and staplers. Emails as well, can't forget emails.